Join Me for an Online Retreat: Faith Refreshed

Faith Refreshed - text over photo of water droplets by lemonade glass by Charlotte May on Pexels

When surfing the Internet, we may occasionally find ourselves on a webpage that is moving slowly or has frozen. In such cases, it can help to hit the refresh button. Refreshing the page basically tells the browser to go back to the server and see if there is anything new, thus reloading or updating the page. Often, after refreshing a webpage, we find ourselves delighted to see something that wasn’t there before. These are like mini “Aha!” experiences.

In a similar way, every so often, we need to hit the refresh button in our spiritual lives, when we find ourselves moving slowly or frozen. This is the foundation of the concept of a retreat: a refreshing of our faith life that often leads us to see things we weren’t previously seeing and to return to our lives and ministry with a new outlook!

With that in mind, I invite you to join me for an online retreat that I’m calling Faith Refreshed—a four-week refreshment of our faith drawing from my best-selling book, A Well-Built Faith: A Catholic’s Guide to Knowing and Sharing What We Believe.

Over the four weeks of the retreat, we will revisit the four pillars of our Catholic faith—the Creed, the Sacraments, the Moral Life, and Prayer—and invite the Holy Spirit to refresh our understanding of the basics of our faith and renew us in our efforts to proclaim the Good News to others as catechetical ministers.

Retreat posts will appear Mondays and Thursdays throughout the month of June, starting on June 5, 2023. Subscribe to Catechist’s Journey to receive the retreat links in your inbox. Then visit us at your convenience this summer, and join in by using the comments feature on each post.

I look forward to “hitting the refresh button” with you as we delve into our online retreat, Faith Refreshed, beginning here at Catechist’s Journey on June 5!

Photo by Charlotte May on Pexels.

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

3 Comments on Join Me for an Online Retreat: Faith Refreshed

  1. I’ve really grown and have uplifted my skills in teaching and living the faith.
    May Triune God continue inspiring you as you inspire us to reaching His people universally.(how i wish i could get your books. Unfortunately for me is a bit expensive and my income is low)

  2. I subscribe to Catechist’s Journey, but did not receive the links in my Inbox. I would love to be able to view this with my Catechists!

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